Leck is a family name with a history dating back to the middle ages in Great Britain. Leck was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1319 in the county of Cornwall in the UK. During the period of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Leck is currently at number 495 of the UK's most common names. There are approximately 84397 with the last name Leck living in Great Britain. The county of Somerset in England holds the greatest density of families with the surname Leck. A late eighteenth century Leck was noted as a keen drinker after police allegedly escorted him out of no less than 6 pubs in a single night. A tarnished past is evident, particularly around the winter of 1876 when Frank Leck stole a barrel of ale and was sentenced to prison. 121
Common Traits of the Leck's
Previous generations of Leck's have been spoken of as a perky bunch. Elusive, conscientious and reliable are common traits often associated with the Leck's.